The Devil Wears Prada Broadway musical coming soon to a West End theatre near you!
"Is there some reason that my Devil Wears Prada musical isn't here?"
After the announcement that Elton John's new musical The Devil Wears Prada is set to make its world premiere at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago followed by a full Broadway run next summer, West End theatre fans are bursting with excitement. The musical is based on the global smash-hit film of the same name that starred Meryl Streep as the blunt and cutthroat editor of Runway magazine, Miranda Priestly, opposite Anne Hathaway as Priestly's
slave personal assistant and fashion sceptic, Andy Sachs. The film was, in turn, based on the 2003 bestseller by Lauren Weisberger, who once worked as a personal assistant for Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The Broadway production will feature Anna D. Shapiro as director along with a book from Paul Rudnick, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and music from Elton John.
West End theatre tickets for The Devil Wears Prada London musical are bound to sell out faster than a Dolce and Gabbana cashmere sweater! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be informed on all the latest musical theatre news for The Devil Wears Prada and more as the new show click-clacks down the runway next year!
The Devil Wears Prada musical plot
The original 2006 film will get a fabulous new makeover for the big musical adaptation, though the core of the plot will remain the same. When the frumpily dressed Andy, a recent graduate and aspiring journalist, scores a job at the prestigious Runway magazine, fitting in with her sassy yet elegantly dressed co-workers (aptly called the clackers) is the least of her worries. Constantly forced to sacrifice her personal life to be at the beck and call of her intimidating boss, Miranda Priestly, Andy quickly forgets what it means to have a work-life balance.
Andy is also often met with impossible demands that she is occasionally able to fulfil out of pure luck, such as finding a copy of the unpublished manuscript for the next Harry Potter novel, and that she occasionally fails miserably, such as booking a flight out of Miami during a hurricane or placing a copy of The Book on one of Miranda's three "tables with flowers." Before long, Andy becomes sucked into the elite fashion world she once despised after proving herself worthy of keeping her demanding job. But just how far is she willing to go to please her diva boss?
The Devil Wears Prada musical to come to London's West End in 2020? Stay tuned!
Don't miss the rumoured West End transfer of The Devil Wears Prada! If the musical proves to do well at the box office on Broadway, then a London premiere could very well be on the table! Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when The Devil Wears Prada tickets go on sale and be sure to check our news pages for our the latest West End news!